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ocean, and here is lucia? >> hello. >> hi, my name is lucia and my husband, umani and we both run the bar and thes a small neighborhood bar, located in ocean avenue. president tan and please allow for me to speak. >> it has been around for eight years and the street life committee and the ocean avenue, is looking to bring the entertainment to the neighborhood and the neighborhood has been forgotten and so we are trying to revive it and give it the flavor, and so any questions, and i am open to answer and i think that i would be happy to hear anything else that you have to say.
>> great, commissioner hyde, have you something to say? >> i am just really excited and i live in the neighborhood and i have often said that why are they not pulling these kids from the city college right down the street and stay into these businesses, through the limited live. and so i am glad to see something like this happening in the area. >> great, thank you. >> and commissioner perez. >> thanks for come ng and i also live near ocean avenue and we are excited to see that there is this movement to have the entertainment in that area. and i was just wondering what type of music that you plan to do? >> well, you know, being born and raised in san francisco, that the music that the people produce and can do and it is huge. and so, one of the things that i feel that the ocean avenue association wants to push is jazz and they want to do that and we also got approached for
the karaoke which is not music, but it is. but we just want to give the students things to do. and i mean, that it is really important, and it is like i said, it has been forgotten and overlooked for so many years. >> have you done any community out reach? >> sure. and we have to support of the street life community and the engleside life and the ocean avenue and the idea of putting this together and so they speak for, you know, those organizations, and we reached out to the (inaudible) and they are extremely happy and the abc is just granting us the 2 a.m. and the business is doing great and they are striving and trying to keep pushing for ward. >> thank you, we look forward to checking out your place. >> thank you. >> any other questions? >> commissioner lee? >> in the police cab reports there has been like petty theft, and can you explain the outside lighting of your place, is it dark? >> yeah, but we have a street light right there and we have a motion detector light and then we have a sign that lights up
too. san francisco and like i said, we have been open for eight years and we have not had any police complaints and this is a rule that you tell someone to be quiet if they get out of control and you advise them that you are going to call the police and then, the next thing that you do is you call the police it is very simple and clear. >> it is not a lot of activity on that street. but there is a lot of lighting, but, you know, a lot of the businesses are closed, you know, they close at 6, 7 and they are coffee shops and that is it, and you know, we have restaurants that stay open until nine but it is not a lively neighborhood and it is not a lot and it is ocean street and so there is no sunlight, and i mean that on one side of the street for three hours a day and it is gone and here comes the fall. >> and do you think that a little extra lighting might, you know, keep the people away, you know? or if you have plenty of lighting. >> i think that we have plenty of lighting and i really do, for what is there, i mean that
i can't put this, or make them open up. >> not the lights. >> from where i am, and you could definitely see that i just opened up the window and so you can see through it and i think that we are doing great. >> okay. >> the christmas lights. >> okay. >> all right. commissioner hyde? >> yeah, if i could speak to that. and i think that truly the only reason that you would have issues on that street is because there is one person and they are a target and i think that by opening the street up to more business and more foot traffic, that that will only be helpful. and just because i lived there i noticed that if i should have to walk down that street and there is literally like, no one, and it is going to be nice to have the foot traffic and that will actually help and help the petty issues that are happening there. >> thank you. >> all right. any other comments from commissioners? if not, you can have a seat. >> thank you, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> is there any police comments on this? >> or concerns? >> i don't see any in it.
>> no. >> president tan. >> i apologize. >> vice president hyde and commissioners and lieutenant from the san francisco police department, just quickly because the issue of lighting was brought up and i want to speak because there is an opportunity to kind of share some other avenues of enforcement. and although, bars are not mandated at specifically under the abc act for lighting, the act does speak to all of the license premises have to have the front of their premises, easily discernible. and their activity, and so, if lighting becomes an issue down the road, and i am sure that they can work with the licensee but as many of you may recall or know already, off sale, premises like the liquor stores they are required to have the exterior lighting but either way we have the issue to fall back on if it is an issue for the committee. >> thank you. >> and is there any public comment on the ave?
>> all right, i don't see any. >> no? >> yes? >> anyone? >> going, go, gone. >> no one? >> do you want to? >> neil ballard. >> good evening, commissioners i am neil and i work for the ocean avenue, association and the benefit district of ocean avenue and we can put the second sunday's program and the ave and actually java who is going to come up next, they are one of our top, picks for a place that we could have the entertainment at for second sundays is going to be the second sunday of every month and we are going to have the entertainment from four to nine. and you know, the ave is one of the only places right now on ocean that has the street lights and it is one of only two bars at night, that is. and so, i completely, and work and you giving them a permit and i would like to see, you know, i am going to get, more
hopefully permits for your review, and i am working on the other bar on ocean and if you have any questions of the community out reach aspect of this or as of the lifters coming up, you can let me know, that is it, coming up. thank you. >> any other public comment? >> public comment is closed. >> matter is now with the commission. commissioners? any motion? >> i move to approve. >> all right. >> second. >> second. >> there is a second. >> on that motion, same house same call? >> all right. >> that means that the motion passes, congratulations we are going to move on to the last permit of the night. fog lifter cafe this is the ocean avenue, second sunday locations and just like the ave, they would like to have a limited live performance permit, and they probably would use theirs a little bit differently as they are a cafe and not a bar, but, here to
talk more about that, is jawad, swirky. >> could you speak in the mic. >> hi, i am the owner of thing for lifter cafe and i am applying for a permit just for music, that it would be like acoustic guitar and we will have the lighting on site and we will have the lights and the (inaudible) is low and the cleaning and i just have a park outside and so it just looks nice. and so, we are looking forward to approve. >> great. any questions for mr. swirky? >> no, this sounds pretty easy. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> any police comments on this? >> you don't have to, okay. >> thank you. >> is there any public comment?
>> we have one. >> good evening, commissioners, my name is castolano and i am working on two projects on the 1900 block and his cafe is a nice meeting place and it is like the cheers of the neighborhood and we are hoping to fill seven vacancis on that block and i think that they have got the great vision to add a stimulus, you know, they have two, limited lives going and maybe two more going, and you are going to have a little connectivity over there and hopefully, you know, they fill those vacancies and all of those businesses get to know each other and you got a vibe and you has not had a vibe in a long time and the other businesses that were there and like the aquarium and the hobby shop and those things closed and so there is an opportunity, now to create something, special there. and so, i applaud these guys and i applaud the cbd for trying to get everybody together and create something,
special. >> thank you. is there any other public comment? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioners, i move to approve this one. >> all right. >> is there a motion. >> is there a second. >> second. >> and a second. >> all right, on the motion to approve with the good neighbor policy, same house same call? >> yes. >> yes. ma'am. >> all right. congratulations and that means that that passes. item number 6 on the agenda is commissioner comments and questions. >> commissioners anything that would you like to say before we head out? >> why don't we do, moshoyannis, and then hyde. >> just for the staff, is there any update on the report from the office of economic anan sis on the outdoor events. >> i don't know, i think that they are on the way for supervisor campos went out of
town, and maybe in his... >> are we waiting for some kind of information from his office. >> no, i think that the draft, on the controller's desk and it was, in part done as a request of his office. and so i think that protocol is... >> okay >> just sure. >> and just away for a fit. >> okay, great. >> thank you. >> commissioner hyde? >> and then commissioner perez. >> yeah, i just wanted to say that a wonderful transactvist leslie fine berg passed away this week and i want to remember her and she was instrumental in influencing me to open my mouth. so i just wanted to remember her tonight. >> great. >> commissioner perez e >> i was not here at the last meeting and so i just want to officially welcome commissioner dimitri and i look forward to working with you and so i am glad to have you here and i have a question for the staff, what is the eta on our annual
report? >> we are still waiting for a few documents from you, and then we will be getting started on it. >> all right, great. >> all right, commissioner frost? >> just want to commend the staff and especially josyln, for yesterday's training and i attended and, i learned some things, and it was pretty good and i just wish that it was better attended or the individuals, but i think that it is a good thing that you guys had it taped and so now the people can click on it and then i do want to wish, her a happy birthday. >> happy birthday. >> yeah. >> again. >> every year. >> all right. >> any other commissioner comments? >> is there any public comment on our commissioner comments? >> all right, we will move on to item 7. new business request for future agendas. and we can do this after the meeting as well. all right, i don't see any. and i think that ends our
>> this is the meeting of the commission on the environment and today is tuesday november 25th, and it is 5:05, roll call, commissioner arce is excused. commissioner king is excused. commissioner gravanis? >> here. >> stephenson? >> here. >> commissioner wa*ld? >> here. >> commissioner wan. >> here. >> and as a point of order, arce has appointed gravanis for this meeting due to his absence. and the next item on the ago ahead agenda is jennifer kas, and the director this is a discussion item. >> this is on, great.
wonderful. >> well, good evening, everyone and good evening, all of you. and this is a wonderful opportunity for me to introduce to you somebody you have known perhaps, for years. but she is taking on a whole new level responsibility in the department, jennifer cast has been with the city for 13 years and before that, she has worked for elected officials in a number of public service capacities throughout the country. and we are incredibly lucky to have somebody of her caliper at the department of the environment and we have always been lucky. when i thought about who would make the best fit for a deputy director, in light of the fact that nobody can replace david osmond and that is a given that we know. i thought a lot about the fact that this person needs to
compliment me. that really what i am looking for is an executive team. someone where the number one and two together, will have the traits that will be most beneficial to the department. and so as i interviewed candidates and brought in other people outside to help me in that interview process i was doing it with the filter are what are the attributes that i am lacking or that i could use help in, or that somebody else can strengthen along with me? and so i was not looking for a subject matter expert, somebody who would be expert in all of the mutia of policy, i can do that and we have a lot of great program managers on that i wanted someone who had the strategic ability to look at systems, and improve them, and help us strategically place our department in the larger context of the city, city family and the city agencies,
and non-profits and partners. and jennifer rose to the top very quickly. and frankly i was not sure she wanted the job when i started and when she told me she might be interested, i was thrilled, we did an extensive interview process and jennifer was the number one pick for all of the people on the interview panel and i was so pleased when she said yes and i hope that she feels pleased about her decision. and she has had quite a lot on her plate, the last month or so. so with that, i am going to let her say a few words to you, come on up, jennifer. >> thank you, thank you, director raphael and commissioners i am very excited to be here and this is a good challenge for me and i am looking forward to working with you all and director and the rest of the department to move us forward.
one of the first things that i have been doing is getting my head around the budget process and our budget and what our programs need, and for the next fiscal year, and so joe and i have been digging in deep on that and i have also been supervising the energy efficiency team and during their transition period. and so it has been exciting to get to know our programs a little bit better. i am going to be looking at systems, but i don't like process, but i like it when it improves efficiency and really taking a big look at the way that we are dealing with all of our processes and how we get them down and who we need to involve to make sure that we check all of the boxes and making sure that we are doing it in a way that is efficient and effective and that is a lot of what i have been thinking about in the first month or so.
thank >> thank you so much and congratulations and commissioners any questions or comments for jennifer or for debbie about the appointment? >> yes, commissioner wald? >> yes, i will just say that it is a terrific choice and i was thrilled when i heard it and i look forward as i know my colleagues do to working with you, jennifer, in this new role, going forward. >> thank you. >> if there is no objection, can the record show that the commission very much welcomes you to this new position. >> thank you. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you very much. deputy, that was great. before we go any father i just wanted to introduce our commissioner secretary monica fish and also, our deputy city attorney, thomas owen who as you can see this evening is a
rose among thorns. next item please? >> the next item is there any public on item two? next item is approval of minutes of the september 30, 2014, commission on the environment reschedule meeting commissioners in your package you have a copy of the draft minutes of the discussion and the action item. >> are there any comments on the minutes? any directions or any, omission? s none from the... >> none from the commissioners? any members of the public who wish to comment on the draft minutes? >> is there a motion to approve the minutes. >> moved. >> moved by commissioner wald and seconded by commissioner stephenson, and i know that in the past we have often been approving the minutes sort of by acclamation and just looking over her wonderful guidelines that she put together and i see that we are expected to do a roll call vote. so if you want to do that, .
>> approval on the minutes, commissioner gravanis? >> yes. >> commissioner stephenson. >> yes. >> commissioner wa*ld. >> yes. >> commissioner wan. >> yes. >> the meeting minutes have been approved. >> next item are public meants, members of the public may address the commission on matters that are within the commission's jurisdiction, and are not on today's agenda. >> are there any members of the public who wish to speak in we have speaker cards for specific items but if you want to speak on anything that is not on the agenda, i here no one, so next item. >> review and approval of the draft resolution, 2014-16 coe, approving the department of environment funding recommendation for the grant award to support the used oil community mural project in bay view hunter's point and a copy of your resolution and funding recommendation, director and speak ner place of anne, eng is
justice coordinator and this is a discussion and action item. >> would you like to introduce the item? >> i would love to. as you may know bay view huntary's point is one of the neighborhoods that suffers from the largest incident of illegal dumping. and that illegal dumping is not only garbage and trash, it is electronics and toxic and motor oil, and we have written a grant to cal recycle, the state agency that over sees funding of household hazardous waste, collection initiatives, to increase awareness in the area for proper disposal and the challenges of what illegal disposal dumping has on the community. and one of the items that we wanted to do was to put together a mural to highlight and utilize local talent, that would speak in a way that the community would be inspired by. so, in order to do that, we are
doing an rfp and she will talk about that and also she will talk about how we will find a location for that mural. >> sharla >> thank you, good evening, commissioner, i am the environmental justice coordinator at the department. i am here to request your approval of our funding recommendation for our bay view hunter's point community mural project. and that is focused on used motor oil. and as debbie said the department received a grant from cal recycle, to increase awareness of abandoned motor oil and conduct out reach in the community about safer disposal options. and so, we decided to do this through a community mual.
for the community organization to plan for the mural and work with the community groups to do the out reach? and we received four proposals through this process, and the applicants were the bay view hunter's point, ymca and the bay view opera house, and the lift and the randolf institute and we have four panelists who reviewed all of the proposal and scored them and it included, two department staff, one, staff person, and to challenge the grants with the city administrator's office and one activist who is affiliated with the african american, art and culture institute. and so, through based on the scoring process, we recommend
funding for, in the amount of $45,600, and for the highest for the process, and the opera house plans to work with karin moburg, and he was from the opera house and will leverage the existing programs serving youth and working on art related programs in the community, and they also will leverage their relationship with the third on third project, which is a monthly event coordination in bay view, that works with merchants and neighborhood businesses. so they will be able to help us conduct the out reach we need to do related to the mural and related to safer disposal of motor oil. so, the resolution that you have before you, is basically a
recommendation for the oper a house for this project. >> thank you very much. commissioners any questions? >> yes, commissioner wan? >> do you know where the mural location will be? >> i should have mentioned that. through the opera house we will be conducting an analysis of the various sites and we are going to be working closely with the san francisco art's commission, and they have a few sites that they have recommended that we will work with the artist and the opera house and the arts commission to look at all of those sites and determine which one will be the most appropriate and we will also look at dumping hot spots, if you may, to see which site would be the most appropriate in terms of where we have seen large amounts of dumping. >> thanks, commissioner stephenson? >> is there a target date that it would be unveiled or finished? >> yeah. it will be, the grant that we have from cal recycle is a
two-year grant that started in april. we are anticipating that the mural will be unveiled by the summer, and by next summer. commissioner wald? >> is there anyone from the opera house here? >> i don't believe so. we did notify them about the meeting and we let them know that we would be presenting this recommendation, but i don't believe that they were able to make it today. >> so i am going to try to channel commissioner king with me, and in the past mentioned, we have mentioned our disappointment that proposed grantees were not here to speak on their own behalf about the
project that we are going to undertake as a result of our access. if they are not here, i don't know what good my saying this is going to do. but i do think it is a problem. and i don't know exactly what the solution is, but i would like to see one. >> and i would just say that that concern is heard and noted. and we can do also our part to be a little more forceful in our encouragement. that would be great. thank you. >> thank you. >> and are there any members of the public who wish to comment on this item? >> are there, is there a motion by any of the commissioners? we have a short resolution
before us. is there a motion? >> a motion to approve. >> okay. >> a second. >> thank you. >> and we have a motion and a second and please call the roll. >> commissioner gravanis? >> yes. >> commissioner stephenson. >> yes. >> commissioner wald. >> yes. >> commissioner wan. >> yes. >> a motion has been approved, the resolution has been approved. >> great, next item please? >>discussion and possible action to make recommendations to the board of supervisors (bos) on bos file no. 141094 [environment code greenhouse gas information labels for gas pumps]: ordinance amending the environment code to require service station operators to place labels on gas pumps advising the pli